The location of the hot spot in cataclysmic variable stars as determined from particle trajectories.
Warner & Peters using particle trajectories in the restricted three-body approximation, have previously published a set of models for the hot spot location in cataclysmic variable stars. This paper presents a new set of models, based on their assumptions, which corrects an error in their calculations. With the new models the spot radius is moved substantially closer to the blue star for most mass fractions, and other parameters are changed accordingly. It is pointed out that the well-defined picture for the hot spot geometry produced in this model is probably not directly applicable to real stars.